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John Phillip Bess

John Phillip Bess, 79, of Decatur passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital
John was born in Indianapolis,In. to the late John Bess and Faye (McMahel) Bess.He was a retired truck driver and  member of Teamsters Union.
He was a loving son, husband , brother and uncle.
He was an avid NASCAR fan, liked watching western movies . Loved to go hunting and fishing  in his younger days . He loved his dogs , Beau and Missie  and D.C. the cat.
John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years , Frances, sisters Carolyn Turner of Bonita Springs, Fl. , Jeannine Simonton of Bixby, Ok.  Niece Wendy Turner of Bonita Springs, Fl. Nephew Steve Turner of Key West, Fl.
There will be no service at this time. It is suggested  any donations in memory of John should go to the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County at 3373 N. Woodford  Decatur, I’ll. 62526

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August 11, 2018
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. One great man

    Written by: Wendy Turner

    Uncle John was one of only two truly good men in my life. The other was his father. I will really miss him. So glad he never lost his sense of humor right to the very end. I can’t thank God enough for the fortuitous timing of my last visit with him. Still sharp as a tack! I’m glad to be able to remember him that way.
    I love you

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